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Access the records: Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962 .
The collection consists of records from the Clerk of the District Court in Gooding. This collection is being published as images become available. The records cover the years 1879 to 1962.
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods covered in the records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.
|(Type of record)||(Collection Types)||(Years)|
|Land and Property Records||Deed records||1879-1927|
|Index to deeds||1884-1978|
|Sheriff's deed records||1917-1920|
|State patent homestead records||1915-1942|
|US patent homestead records||1884-1960|
|MILITARY RECORDS||US discharge records||1916-1960|
|NATURALIZATION RECORDS||Naturalization papers/Coroner inquests||1913-1941|
|PENSION RECORDS||Old age pensions vol 1||1932-1934|
|PROBATE RECORDS||Estate files||1899-1945|
|SCHOOL RECORDS||school census||1921-1946|
|VITAL RECORDS||Marriage affidavits||1913-1962|
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- Clerk of the District Court. Idaho, Gooding County Records. Gooding County Courthouse, Gooding, Idaho.
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- Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
- Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
- Names of witnesses
- Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
- Description and value of property or land
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